Android users now able to use device as a tokenless 2FA tool

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Signify is now enabling Android smartphones to be used as authentication devices as part of its software token service.

Signify is now enabling Android smartphones to be used as authentication devices as part of its software token service.

The company said that these two-factor authentication (2FA) services further extend its flexible range of services, which also includes token-based authentication for frequent users and the tokenless Signify Passcode OnDemand service that sends one-time passcodes (OTPs) via email or SMS text messages on request.

According to Signify, using the service Android smartphone users are now able to access corporate data remotely by entering a PIN into the token application running on the smartphone. This generates a one-time passcode that the user enters into the password field on the computer.

Dave Abraham, CEO at Signify, said: “With the flexibility of our token and tokenless options, companies can combine different 2FA services to meet the needs and working patterns of all their users and because it is a hosted service, there is no need to install and manage a range of complex 2FA in-house systems.

“With more and more people working remotely and logging on to company networks, it is vital that employers have a secure alternative to simple passwords in place to ensure that users have authorisation to access sensitive information and resources.”


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